For the first time in awhile, I didn't have access to the net yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to post a picture. This one was not my first choice, but none of them turned out as well as I'd have liked.
We had dinner at Paradiso when we got to Fargo yesterday. As if the dinners weren't enough, you also get unlimited chips and salsa. atara got on my case a bit this evening for not posting it in colour. Perhaps I'll go back and repost it later. I just liked the way the b&w version looked.
atara has a bit more in her own journal about this Viking Festival we attended today, but for me the highlight was watching grown men dress up in armour and hammer each other senseless with rattan weapons. I approached one of them after the tournament because it looked suspiciously to me that they were following SCA rules in their fights. I was right.
Here we see two of the combatants engaging in a friendly, mutual shield slam.